Herbarium Cabinet Capacity Project

Research Team

Jason Best

Director of Biodiversity Informatics

Tiana Franklin Rehman

Herbarium Collections Manager

Biodiversity Informatician Jason Best and a team of high school-aged Junior Volunteers are utilizing computer vision technology to quantify the capacity of BRIT's herbarium cabinets. This visual analyzation of herbarium cabinet contents employs the same technologies that power self-driving cars and FaceSwap apps. This project, along with our recent inventory, will guide us in developing a strategy to grow and curate the collection.